Weekly News Roundup – February 26, 2021

February 26th, 2021

Should community boards weigh in on bike lanes? - City & State

NY state Senate set to pass package of nursing home reforms amid Cuomo scandal - NY Post

Cuomo, under fire, turns to health commissioner for nursing home defense - Politico

NYC indoor dining increasing to 35% next week as COVID rapid test sites open - Daily News

New Yorkers Can Dine Indoors Again. Will They? - NY Times

South African virus variant found in NY resident, Cuomo says - AP

Central Park Ice Rinks Remain Open Despite Rift With Trump, Mayor Says - NY Times

NYCHA work orders reach record high amid COVID and new tracking system - NY Post

City Releases First 10-Year Food Plan Under New Law - Gotham Gazette

New York City Movie Theaters Can Reopen at Limited Capacity - WSJ

State issues reopening rules for nursing home visits, movie theaters and weddings - Newsday

NYC Mayor Creates Covid ‘Recovery Czar’ 11 Months Into Crisis - Bloomberg

De Blasio administration comes out against NYC Council proposal to simplify city planning - Daily News

NYC Sanitation Department Still Catching Up After ‘Historic’ Month of Snow - Gothamist

Isaacs Center Richly Celebrates Black History - Tapinto

COVID deaths on the rise at the MTA as 17 workers succumb since Jan. 1; workers have dedicated vaccine site - Daily News

NYC plans for at-home shots of Johnson & Johnson COVID vaccine - NY Post

Transit Workers Push Back at MTA’s Extended C and F Train Cuts - The City

City Council Speaker Defends His Comprehensive Planning Bill in First Public Hearing - City Limits

A New Coronavirus Variant Is Spreading in New York, Researchers Report - NY Times

State tweaks housing conversion proposal for offices, hotels - The Real Deal

Former aide charges Cuomo kissed, sexually harassed her - Politico

NYC's Middle Schoolers Poised To Return To Classrooms As More Educators Get Vaccinated For COVID-19 - Gothamist

New York City’s Arts and Recreation Employment Down 66%, Report Says - NY Times

Community Board 8 Votes No on Resolution for Nursing Home Visitation - Tapinto

De Blasio signs bill barring some convicted felons from running for city office - AM NY

NYC hospitals were unprepared for last spring’s COVID-19 surge, report finds - NY Post

New York lawmakers grill Cuomo's health commissioner over nursing homes - Politico

Carranza to NYC families: ‘This is the time’ to weigh opting out of state tests - Chalkbeat

NYC Schools Chancellor Carranza resigns after 3 years; Bronx superintendent Porter takes his place - AM NY

The Eviction Moratorium Pause Ends Friday. Here’s What You Need to Do - The City

Unpaid Property Taxes Leap in New York City as Tenants and Landlords Struggle - The City

Upcoming vaccine shipments might not fix racial disparities - City & State

Isaacs Center Ramps Up UES Food Programs, Filling In City's Gaps - Patch

NYPD Investigates Chinatown Stabbing as Possible Hate Crime - NY1

Bill Would Empower Transportation Department to Investigate Crashes Instead of the NYPD - NY1

Upper East Side Rents Drop Even Further In 2021, Report Finds - Patch

Students with Disabilities Turned Away From NYC’s Free Pandemic Child Care Program - The City

An Upper East Side Source for Hamantaschen - NYTimes

UES Developer Tears Up Popular Garden As Residents Protest - Patch

New Report Details How NYC Arts Sector Has Been Devastated By The Pandemic - Gothamist

Advocates Fear Nursing Home Reform Bills Won’t Fundamentally Change Life For Residents - Gothamist

Gucci Is Staying in Trump Tower - NYTimes

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